Sometimes life imitates art and no one knows that better than comedian Iliza Shlesinger. She was able to turn what most would consider be a traumatic experience into a hilarious romantic comedy about meeting the man of your dreams who might just be too good to be true. Good On Paper, is loosely based on Shlesinger’s experience and was written by this incredibly talented comedian. How would you handle being duped into thinking you’ve met the love of your life? I’m not sure humor would have been my approach to each their own.
Joining Iliza is quite a talented ensemble – Ryan Hansen, Margaret Cho, and Rebecca Rittenhouse. What stood out in the film is the tremendous amount of chemistry this cast had for the film being shot in 17 days, which Iliza and the cast touch on in the interview. Cho and Hansen also added what attracted them to this project. One of the big reasons they each alluded to besides Iliza’s comedy was the director Kimmy Gatewood, who helmed episodes of GLOW and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Check out our discussion below and make sure you watch Good On Paper which is now out on Netflix today, June 23.
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